How will Olympus sell any more EP3s?

Started Feb 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
Marty4650
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The EPL3 has some features the EP3 lacks

It's logical to assume that if the middle model has a tilt screen, then the top model should have one too.

But that's not what happened in the Pen series. The EPL3 has some features that the EP3 lacks. This is part of the problem for Olympus. They provide three cameras that have exactly the same image quality and three very different price points, and sometimes the cheaper camera has something the more expensive camera lacks.

For example...

The cheapest model, the EPM1, has a continuous drive rate of 5.5 fps.
The most expensive model, the EP3 has a continuous drive rate of 3.0 fps

The middle model, the EPL3 is the only one that has a flip screen.
The top model and the bottom model lack this feature.

The middle model, the EPL3 is the only one that has 2 custom WB settings.
The top model and the bottom model only have 1

I got the feature list from the OM-D preview here, and I used the side-by-side camera comparison tool to compare the EP3 to the OM-D. If I have anything wrong, then it is because I erred when copying it, or (less likely) my source (Dpreview) had it wrong.
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